February Color Block QAL

I didn’t spend a lot of time in my sewing room this week so I don’t have a lot of progress to show.

Last week I mentioned that I didn’t have enough of the mint green fabric that I really wanted to use for the background so… I ordered more! The pattern calls for 3 5/8 yard and I only had 3 yards so I went through my fabric receipts and figured out I bought it from 5bucksayard.com. Since I wanted to be sure I didn’t have any shading differences I went ahead and purchased 4 yards to use on this project…saving my original 3 yards for something else šŸ˜‰ I also purchased a solid blue and a solid peach for my stash.

That new order arrived on Thursday but I didn’t cut into it until yesterday. I spent the morning squaring my scrappy blocks, cutting the 7″ squares from the background fabric, marking the diagonal sewing lines (one for the scrappy block and another to make a bonus HST), sewing on those lines, cutting and pressing – whew!

31 blocks done (I’ll be saving the extra block in my orphan bin for some future project). The mint green is actually a little better represented in the next picture of the bonus HSTs. I have no idea what I’m going to do with these but I certainly couldn’t waste that much fabric. These were squared up at 6″.

And that’s all folks. I still need to cut the sashing for in between each scrappy block and then decide if I want to follow the pattern and apply a 8.5″ border…hmmm, I’ll wait to make that decision after the top is pieced.

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Still no exercise to speak of… it’s been chilly and rainy for several weeks now… at least it’s not snow!! Ha!

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I’ll be cheering for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tonight in the Super Bowl and the Australian Open starts later tonight too (Monday in Melbourne) – whoop whoop!

Have a great rest of your weekend! Stay safe and stay strong šŸ™‚

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